Ac­tion needed be­fore more lives are lost

Sunshine Coast Daily - - NEWS OPINION -

I TRAV­ELLED on the sec­tion of road­works on the Bruce Hwy be­tween Caloundra and the Sun­shine Mwy.

On the mo­tor­way in the 60kmh zone I was tail­gated by a mo­torist who over­took me and sped away. On the Bruce Hwy in the 80kmh zone I was passed by sev­eral ve­hi­cles all do­ing in ex­cess of 80kmh, with some seem­ingly do­ing about 100kmh. On my re­turn trip one driver could not wait to get past me in the 60kmh zone on the Sun­shine Mwy and other driv­ers sped off as soon as they were on the two lanes of the start of the Sun­shine Mwy, which is a 60kmh zone.

These driv­ers ex­ceed­ing the speed lim­its in road con­struc­tion zones have no re­gard for the safety of oth­ers or those work­ing in the area.

Po­lice should have per­ma­nent speed cam­eras in­stalled to catch these speed­ing driv­ers, es­pe­cially in light of the tragic ac­ci­dent that hap­pened last week.

If a per­ma­nent cam­era can­not be in­stalled then the po­lice should tar­get road works ar­eas on a reg­u­lar ba­sis to make driv­ers slow down. I travel be­tween Bud­erim and the south side of Bris­bane once a month at night and am al­ways over­taken by driv­ers ex­ceed­ing the speed limit in road­works ar­eas. — DOUG BENCKENDORFF Bud­erim

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